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I am a new owner of a 2013 Passion with 11,000 miles Just want to introduce myself and thank you guys for all the wealth of information that you all have shared . A few days after we got the car home i noticed the service light was on for the yearly check up , contacted the MB dealership where the previous owner had the car serviced and was told the 10K service was done a year go . We know the dealership we purchased the car did an inspection of the car before it was offered for sale they did not change the oil bc it still looked good ,So we rechecked the oil just to make-sure, and thanks to you guys we learned how to reset the service light . Still can't believe i have my dream car, i know its just a car but its my first "new" car . looking forward to many miles of fun !
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Welcome and you can't judge the condition of the oil by looking at it. If there are 10K miles on the oil, I'd say it's probably due for a change.

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From what the OP wrote it appears the car was driven only 1000 miles after the 10K oil change
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The oil is a year old. Try to ask them nicely if they will change it for you on the house. It is due, by length of time.

Mine has 12xxx miles. It's had 4 oil changes already....
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MB dealership said it was fine even though it has been a year due to the low miles driven in that year . That being said i plan on just going ahead and change it this weekend ( changing oil in the other cars so might as well ) . What is your take on millage to change the oil , owners manual says 10K , other members do it at 7500k ?
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MB dealership said it was fine even though it has been a year due to the low miles driven in that year . That being said i plan on just going ahead and change it this weekend ( changing oil in the other cars so might as well ) . What is your take on millage to change the oil , owners manual says 10K , other members do it at 7500k ?
Opinions vary greatly, and sometimes the oil change interval leads to heated discussions, but I am a firm believer in 5K mile oil changes. I only run Mobil 1 0W-40 in my smart. I change it every 5K, and my smart now has over 183K miles on it. Must be doing something right....
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